Police Misconduct

Police Misconduct

Police Misconduct

In line with Vincent E. Henry

about Police Misconduct in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Although “police misconduct” is a rather sweeping and somewhat amorphous concept, it is generally used in reference to illegitimate police behaviors or activities that are related to the performance of an officer's official duties and violate state or federal criminal law (there is more information about criminal law in the American Legal Encyclopedia here)s, department policies, professional ethics, or administrative rules and procedures. Police misconduct is an important public policy issue as well as a recurring problem that is widely discussed and debated by police officers, police administrators and executives, lawmakers and public officials, and members of the public. The diverse definitions of misconduct are, like the behaviors, motivations, and contexts involved, highly complex and multifaceted.

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